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05-12-2011, 04:40 PM

Is the value returned by get_local_id indexed relative to the group id or is it globally indexed.

Take the following example:

I am splitting a matrix up into small 4x4 blocks for processing. Each thread will compute the results for a single 4x4 block. So to find the (i,j) of that matrix do I need to simply refer to the get_local_id or do I need to offset by the group id.

I have the following to get group index:

// Block index

int gx = get_group_id(0);

int gy = get_group_id(1);

// Thread index

int tx = get_local_id(0);

int ty = get_local_id(1);

so which indexing should I do:

int mat_i = 4*tx;

int mat_j = 4*ty;

or

int mat_i = 4*tx + THREADS_PER_GROUP*4*gx;

int mat_j = 4*ty + THREADS_PER_GROUP*4*gy;

Take the following example:

I am splitting a matrix up into small 4x4 blocks for processing. Each thread will compute the results for a single 4x4 block. So to find the (i,j) of that matrix do I need to simply refer to the get_local_id or do I need to offset by the group id.

I have the following to get group index:

// Block index

int gx = get_group_id(0);

int gy = get_group_id(1);

// Thread index

int tx = get_local_id(0);

int ty = get_local_id(1);

so which indexing should I do:

int mat_i = 4*tx;

int mat_j = 4*ty;

or

int mat_i = 4*tx + THREADS_PER_GROUP*4*gx;

int mat_j = 4*ty + THREADS_PER_GROUP*4*gy;